Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) today announced the launch of eSupro – India’s first zero emission, all electric cargo and passenger vans. The eSupro platform will cater primarily to the B2B segment and would be available across Mahindra dealerships pan India with immediate effect.
Speaking at the eSupro launch, Pravin Shah, President and Chief (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “As one of the pioneers in integrated mobility solutions in India, it has always been our endeavor to make electric vehicles more accessible. The launch of eSupro will usher in a whole new concept in emission-free cargo transportation and people movement. Going forward, the eSupro will provide a much needed fillip to companies in the B2B and e-commerce segment.”
He further added, “Today with our range of electric vehicles we can reach out to an entire spectrum of consumers across segments in people and goods movement. I am confident that the eSupro will effectively address issues such as increasing carbon footprint and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.”
Arvind Mathew, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Electric, mentioned, “Owing to its host of commercial applications and its suitability for last mile connectivity, the eSupro platform is ideally suited for deployment in e-commerce, courier services and transportation companies for intra city use. Going forward zero emission vehicles will drive the Future of Mobility, reduce emission and build an ecosystem for electric mobility in India, at par with its foreign counterparts.”
Mahindra says that charging the eSupro is as simple as charging a mobile phone. On a full charge, the Mahindra eSupro can travel for up to 112 kms (based on vehicle loading) and can achieve a top speed of 60 kmph. It is powered by the latest electric drive train technology from Mahindra Electric, a high-torque electric motor and a direct drive transmission. The cargo and passenger vans are priced at Rs. 8.45 lacs & Rs. 8.75 lacs (ex-showroom Delhi, post state subsidy and FAME incentive) respectively.
The eSupro van is a battery powered electric van, which features a Direct drive transmission with a single speed gearbox. It can be charged by plugging it in a 15 amp plug point and get a 0-100% charge in just 8 hours 45 mins. The eSupro makes a power of 25kW & 90 Nm of torque, which endows it with a top speed of 60kms/hr. The eSupro also comes with Regenerative Breaking, which charges the eSupro’s battery every time its brakes are applied, helping the van literally recover the energy it dispenses.
Inside, the eSupro’s instrument cluster provides information such as: Status of Charge (Battery), Distance to Empty (DTE), Speed, Gear Engaged, Total Running and efficiency. The eSupro comes with a 72V battery pack of long-life, maintenance-free lithium-ion batteries, a Boost mode which gives added power to handle steep inclines, and Revive R, which is an emergency feature that gives 7kms of extra range once you are out of charge.